Turning a New Page in the Discussion Around Mental Health
On October 10th, 2021, organizations around the world participated in activities and events in recognition of World Mental Health Day (WMHD). WMHD commemorates the first celebration in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness and be a platform for advocating against social and mental stigmas. While recognizing this day is important,…
How the Pandemic is Worsening the Mental Health Crisis for Many Canadians
In the last 18 months, there has been a rise in the number of cases related to anxiety and depression in Canada. Individuals are concerned about the future, balancing home and work life with the added stresses caused by the pandemic, facing the uncertainty of returning to school and the workplace, and the surge in the Delta variant cases.
Good mental health, like good physical health, is important to human wellbeing. As the World Health Organization (WHO) puts it, ‘Mental health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health’. And the mental health of employees is a critical element in the success of any organisation.
By Tiara Puspita There is no denying that the pandemic has changed the way we work. As companies begin to return to office spaces, there is a need to start considering some changes on how people should return to work. Some companies increase remote working, while others consider different types of work arrangements, including remote and onsite working, and this is what we called the hybrid work model.
By Leila Raffoul World Suicide Prevention Day, observed on September 10, aims to bring awareness around suicide prevention and mental illnesses that lead to suicide. Learning of the loss of a loved one by suicide can bring on a form of complicated grief that is unlike grief experienced due to a loved one passing from other causes.
By Staff Writer Summer can feel short-lived. By the end of August, you may feel down about summer coming to an end and the onset of the fall and winter months becoming busier with family and work responsibilities. The change of the season from summer to fall brings many changes, like the days getting shorter and having to adapt to new routines, which can all lead to some level of distress.
By James Sussex Therapy services around the world are under pressure. Although healthcare systems and the structure of counseling and psychotherapy referrals vary from country to country, therapy services in general have continued to grow year by year globally.
By James Sussex, MSc, BSc (Hons) “Despite knowing the signs, I thought that it was just a transitory thing—the ups and downs of everyday life. But then I crashed.” (Anonymous, 2016). Even if we don’t know what they mean, most of us have heard of anxiety, depression, and burnout. It might be that we have…
By Staff Writer Some have referred to COVID-19 as the “perfect storm” when it comes to suicide risk. While the disease itself causes sickness and death, its ripple effects include economic hardships, social isolation, and increased anxiety.
Four Steps for Addressing Sensitive Topics with Employees
By Staff Writer Seasoned managers will tell you that addressing sensitive issues with employees is a common job function. While avoiding the topic may be more comfortable for the manager, it can hurt overall morale and potentially lead to staff turnover.
By Staff Writer Microaggressions can damage work relationships by undermining trust and goodwill. They can hurt the morale and productivity of affected employees, and they can contribute to a toxic work environment.
Addressing the Issue of Racism with Your Black Children
By Dr. Kennette Thigpen, LCSW It used to be that the tough growing-up talk parents had to have with their kids was about sex. Now, parents of Black children must worry about an additional talk: on racism, discrimination, and police brutality.
By Staff Writer As companies re-open, managers should give special thought on how to help millennials adjust to the new normal, which will be anything but normal as continued flux is anticipated in many parts of the world.
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